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The Round House, Barwick

Description: The Round House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263584

OS Grid Reference: ST5626515411
OS Grid Coordinates: 356265, 115411
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9365, -2.6238

Location: Newton Road, Barwick, Somerset BA20 2RZ

Locality: Barwick
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 2RZ

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Listing Text


2/26 The Round House
(formerly listed as Summerhouse
Cottage under Yeovil Without CP)


Summerhouse, now a cottage. Circa 1740. Erected for Swayne Harbin of Newton House (qv). Has stone ashlar; stone slate
between coped gables, conical roof to central tower; one brick and one stone chimney stack. Octagonal central 2-storey
tower (corner faces curved, flat faces to main quarters) with 1-bay extensions to North and South. Entrance on East
face of tower with C20 doors in Ionic surround with Gibbsian flat pilasters and full entablature over, the top order
continued as string course; above eared architraved 16-pane cruciform casement window with triple keystone, on curved
faced quintuple keyed openings, one blind; plinth, cill band, floor and eaves strings, corniced (dentilled over
entrance), deep parelled balustrade. The extensions, with lower upper storey, have architraved windows, formerly
sashes, now a variety. One of three similar follies, all visible to each other; the others now virtually disappeared
were at Chilton Cantelo (qv) and Nontacute House (qv); the three owners used to signal to each other. (Gordon Nares
"Newton Surmaville, Somerset", Country Life, 5th September 1952).

Listing NGR: ST5626515411

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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